Tara Lynn Foster

Tara Lynn Foster

Founder, TaraLynnFoster.com Tara is a leadership development speaker, consultant and coach. After twenty years climbing the corporate ladder, she took the risk to start a new career helping other professionals push past barriers and accelerate success in practical and meaningful ways. Tara has presented concepts of confidence, charisma and leadership to audiences ranging from Fortune 500 companies to regional organizations and non-profits. When she isn’t speaking, consulting or coaching, Tara enjoys spending time at home with her husband and three kids – or on a sandy shore in a beach chair alone with a pen and paper, contemplating her future best-seller....
Diane Czarkowski

Diane Czarkowski

Founding Partner, Canna Advisors Diane and her husband Jay are the founders of Canna Advisors, a cannabis enterprise consulting firm which has spent the last two years advising clients through the competitive state application process for cannabis business licenses. Her guidance has helped Canna Advisors earn one of the best track records in the industry, winning licenses in every state where they’ve consulted. Their national perspective on the evolution of the industry and experience as operators makes them uniquely qualified to design, build, and manage operations for their clients as new states come to market. Before their work at Canna Advisors, Diane and Jay founded one of the first medical cannabis dispensaries in Colorado in 2009—Boulder Kind Care (BKC)—which received the 7th license in the state. At BKC, Diane was responsible for managing the dispensary while Jay focused on cultivation operations. Under her management, BKC quickly earned a reputation as one of the most professional and patient-focused dispensaries in the state. They sold BKC in 2012 to focus on business consulting and advocacy. Diane is a founding member and benefactor of Women Grow. She is also a founding member of the National Cannabis Industry Association, and has served many roles within the organization as it has grown, including participation in the Lobby Days in Washington DC and writing an industry report entitled, A Tale of Ten Cities. She was a board member of the former Women’s CannaBusiness Network (WCBN), and is a current member of Americans for Safe Access, the Marijuana Policy Project and Students for Sensible Drug...
Antuanette Gomez

Antuanette Gomez

Business Owner, Pleasure Peaks Antuanette is an International Speaker on Sexual Health, Tantra, and Cannabis. She is the current Director of the Toronto Woman Grow Market and mentors many startups in the emerging cannabis industry in Canada within the legal framework. She also founded Pleasure Peaks, a product line specializing in women’s sexual health for women.   For the past 5 years, she has been helping people start, buy, and sell brands/companies in the cannabis space. With an extensive background in executive work and medical cannabis, she has a thorough understanding of the cannabis market and knows what it takes to champion a client’s needs. Whether you’re founding a startup or buying a Licensed Producer, she can help you price properly, negotiate deals, qualify investors, run credit checks, acquire financing, pass/ and create boards, find employment, and more. Find her at www.AntuanetteGomez.com, www.PleasurePeaks.com, on FaceBook, and on Twitter @PleasurePeaks, or Instagram @Pleasure_Peaks, and @Antuanetteg...
Jessica Baker, LAc, RH (AHG)

Jessica Baker, LAc, RH (AHG)

Jessica Baker, LAc, RH (AHG) Jessica Baker is an acupuncturist, herbalist, aromatherapist and educator. Her passion for sharing the messages of the plants is reflected in her private practice and her classes on aromatherapy, herbalism, and Chinese medicine. As a continuing education provider to acupuncturists, she teaches the importance of traditional medicine to health care professionals as well as to lay people. She is on the faculty of the Colorado School of TCM and the Holistic Cannabis Academy. She teaches at several herbal symposia and acupuncture conferences throughout the...
Patrick Cox

Patrick Cox

Managing Member & Vice President of Business Development, Tax Defense Partners Patrick Cox is a Managing Member of TDP and Vice President of Business Development. Patrick has been involved in Sales and management for 20 years. Using his degree from Law School combined with his sales experience has enabled Patrick to excel at leadership. His background along with his attention to detail has led to success at every step in his career. He has interfaced with all top level executives throughout the country to establish the necessary criteria for a successful sales organization. Early in his career, he specialized in successful negotiations of numerous local and state police union contracts. Patrick’s interactions with top union and state officials started his development in sales and strategic planning. Today, as a Managing Member and VP of Business Development for TDP, he is responsible for revenue generation and day to day operations of the sales department. Using Key Performance Indicators and coaching has led him to success and growth for TDP. He collaborates with Marketing and Finance to create a vision that ensures...